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Untitled (Crown) by Jean-Michel Basquiat represents the opportunity to expand venture capital returns through a larger opportunity set of investors. The PAR Fund helps investors expand their opportunity set by sourcing startups found outside of traditional venture capital networks.


Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled(Crown), 1982. Acrylic, ink, and paper collage on paper, 20 × 29 in | 50.8 × 73.7 cm. Courtesy of Lio Malca. Copyright © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, all rights reserved. Licensed by Artestar, New York. Photo:

"An analysis of practically all venture deals conducted between 1990 to 2016 found that firms consisting of both diverse gender and ethnicity returned 30% more to limited partners."

Harvard Business School, 2018

"Companies in the top quartile for ethnically diverse executive teams have a 36% higher likelihood for above-average profitability."

McKinsey & Company, 2020

"Private equity and venture capital funds with gender-balanced senior investment teams generated 10 percent to 20 percent higher returns compared with funds that have a majority of male or female leaders."

International Finance Corporation, 2020

"Limited partners asked VCs for diversity, equity and inclusion data. In 2022, 47% percent of firms indicated they received such requests within the prior 12 months, rising from 41% in 2020 and 36% in 2018."

Pensions & Investments, 2022


Gain a competitive edge.

Leverage a membership of the exceptional to source vetted founders underrepresented in your early- and growth-stage portfolio. 

Mitigate risk.

As experienced entrepreneurs, institutional investors, corporate executive, and policy advocates, our members possess deep expertise across technology, healthcare and financial services industries. Mitigate your strategy's risk by using our intentionally diverse membership to validate your thesis.

Lower your due diligence expenses.

When your network resembles your background, you source deals from the same pond. Unlock potential higher returns by leveraging our membership base to source from ponds beyond your network. Use The PAR Fund to expand your strategy's opportunity set of early- and growth-stage investments.

Engage and retain talent.

Diverse teams outperform homogeneous teams across all disciplines. Diversifying in a thoughtful and prudent manner, however, may add expense and require time. Expand the representation of your firm through a strategic partnership with The PAR Fund. Use the partnership to engage and retain talent.

Partner with us.

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